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Published on
August 15, 2017
The Union College Educational Studies Unit (ESU) kicks off the 2017-18 academic year

The Union College Educational Studies Unit (ESU) kicks off the 2017-18 academic year celebrating historic achievements from the 2016-17 academic year. For the academic year beginning July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017, ESU teacher candidates have earned a 100% first time percent pass rate on the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Praxis II certification exams for the second consecutive year in a row.

Published on
June 12, 2017

Union College will host a three-week summer learning program for Knox County children ages 6 through 13. Dr. Marcia Hawkins, Union College president, announced that this program represents Union’s introductory affiliation with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Published on
June 06, 2017

Union College has recognized the students who have been named Presidential Laureates or named to the Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester.  A total of 40 students were named Presidential Laureates. 166 undergraduates were honored with recognition among the spring 2017 Dean's List. 

Published on
May 31, 2017
Masters of Science in Athletic Administration

Union College is encouraging students to apply for its new online Athletic Administration program offered to graduate students through the Division of Online and Graduate Studies. The program is the newest masters level program established by the division, which also hosts a fully online administration and business administration program. The Master of Science in Athletic Administration (MSAA) degree is offered to students through a delivery model that is completely online. Classes are available on eight week schedules with the first classes beginning August 22. The program can be completed in less than two years. 

Published on
April 21, 2017
Ryan Coleman

Union College celebrated the academic achievements of more than 30 students during the annual Honors Day Convocation, held Thursday on the college’s Kentucky campus. Honors Day awards acknowledge high scholastic averages of students by class year and discipline, including literature, computer programming, business, accounting, history, psychology, the sciences and others. Special scholarships and other recognition, including a distinguished professor award, were also presented during the event. 

Published on
April 12, 2017
Spring Concert

April showers will bring May flowers to the Union College campus during the spring choral concert on April 18. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Conway Boatman Chapel. Dr. Virginia Gay Gandy, Director of the Union College Choral Program, says she is excited to continue the spring concert tradition at Union College. The event is one of the premier concerts hosted by Dr. Gandy and the choral program. 

Published on
March 24, 2017
Union College Online

Union College has been ranked among the best colleges in the state of Kentucky for its online programs, according to the Community for Accredited Online Schools. According to the organization’s Best Online Colleges for 2016-2017 report, Union College is ranked 10th in the state and is only one of two private colleges listed in the top ten. 

Published on
March 20, 2017
The If Project

Union College presents The IF Project with documentary director Kathlyn Horan as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Union’s Rector Little Theatre on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Following a screening of the film the filmmaker will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and her work. The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating reservations are encouraged by emailing uarts@unionky.edu.

Published on
March 09, 2017
Music from the Appalachian Mountains

Union College is hosting folk musicians Ken Perlman and Bobby Taylor for “Music from the Appalachian Mountains” on Monday, March 20 at 7 pm. This free event will be held in Union’s Rector Little Theatre. Perlman and Taylor will take the stage focusing on Appalachian folk music, but will interlace their performance with Canadian maritime music as well as other seafaring shanties to tell the tale of immigrants making their way from Europe into Appalachia. 

Published on
March 08, 2017
Ryan Sergent-Payne

Union College’s Ryan Sergent-Payne has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) Colonel Lee. B. Ledford Scholarship. The Ledford Scholarship offers financial assistance for students enrolled at ACA member institutions to conduct summer research in the the fields of laboratory and field work; interviews; analyzing special collections and participant observation. Sergent-Payne joins students from 11 other ACA schools who were honored with the scholarship this year. This is the second year in a row a Union College student has been selected for the scholarship. 

Published on
February 22, 2017
Maya Angelou

Union College presents Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise with co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Union’s Rector Little Theatre on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Following a screening of the film, the filmmakers will be in attendance for a discussion about the film and their work with the audience. The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating reservations are encouraged by emailing uarts@unionky.edu.

Published on
February 07, 2017
Perspectives on Appalachia

Union College will be hosting renowned Appalachian historian and professor Dr. William Turner for a presentation on February 28 at 7 p.m. Dr. Turner is appearing through a partnership between Union’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Educational Studies Unit. The event is free and open to the entire Union College community. 

Published on
February 02, 2017
Mind Game

Union College presents Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw with director, producer, and editor Rick Goldsmith as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers in Union’s Rector Little Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. Following a screening of the film, the filmmaker will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and his work. The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating reservations are encouraged by emailing uarts@unionky.edu.

Published on
January 30, 2017

On March 24, high school junior and senior students from throughout the region are invited to become part of the pack during Union College’s Bulldog Preview Day. This event is open to all interested high school students and offers a first-hand glimpse at life as a Bulldog on the Union College campus. 

Published on
January 20, 2017
Madeline McDowell Breckinridge

Union College is partnering with Kentucky Chautauqua to present Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: “Votes for Women” on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Patridge Campus Center. The event is sponsored by Union’s Educational Studies Unit and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Kentucky – Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club. 

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